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Secret Santa Revealed: and still collecting prizes

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 31, 2012, 5:59 AM



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"A non-judgemental, safe place where writers can submit poetry, prose, prosetry, phoetry, or anything they have written, without fear of prejudice or criticism."

So we ended up with eight participants for the Secret Santa. While not the best turnout we have had, it's still better than two. So thanks to everyone who signed up.
Now is the time to reveal who wrote what for whom...so be prepared!


:bulletred: Nick-chan WROTE Shadows FOR Comic-Ninja-Whoot
:bulletorange: Diluculi WROTE Frightful Meeting FOR NotenSMSK
:bulletyellow: Katycartoonfan3 WROTE Letter to my lover FOR TRexyBusiness
:bulletgreen: pengirl100and2 WROTE grade one FOR Nick-chan
:bulletblue: NotenSMSK WROTE The Papaya Tree FOR Diluculi
:bulletpurple: TRexyBusiness WROTE Little Prince and the Rose FOR Katycartoonfan3
:bulletpink: Zaiav
:bulletblack: Comic-Ninja-Whoot WROTE Her laughter is a lie FOR Zaiav
Killing WAS WRITTEN FOR pengirl100and2


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We are going to have a Christmas/Winter contest in December, and this time I am trying to collect prizes ahead of schedule. If you can donate anything please NOTE ME MagicalJoey with a note TITLED "MSBI PRIZE DONATION".


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While I managed to raise the points needed for this year, from generous donations and unexpected contest wins (my parents bought me 4000 points for Christmas even though we can't pay our electricity bill). However, it is never too early to start collecting for next year. We have many members. If each member donated 6 points we would have enough to renew our subscription. So, if you can spare any points, please go to my page [MagicalJoey] and donate towards our Super Group fund. We are due for an upgrade by November 26th, but I don't want to leave it to the last minute like this year. So if you have any spare, please consider donating.

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Welcome to


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This is not a contest. It follows the same principles that real life ‘secret santa’ does, except ours involves poetry and the internet.

How it Works


:bulletred: Sign up via note to MagicalJoey
IMPORTANT:
:bulletgreen: Note must be titled: Secret Santa Signup 2012
:bulletgreen: Note must contain the following:
:bulletred: At least three types of poetry you like.
:bulletred: At least three types of poetry you dislike.

:bulletgreen: So an example note looks like this:
TO: MagicalJoey
FROM: Unknown Recipient
Subject: Secret Santa Signup 2012
I am signing up for the 2012 secret santa.
I like the following types of poetry:
- Free Verse
- Emotional
- Poems about friendship

I don’t like the following types of poetry:
- Erotica
- Horror/Excessive Gore
- Rhyming

:bulletred: Signup period will extend from November 1st until November 21st.
:bulletred: I will then pair up the participants and note each one who they are writing for, including the person’s likes and dislikes.

:bulletred: November 22nd – November 29th is the poem writing and submitting period.
This is where the likes and dislikes come in to play.
:bulletgreen: You write a poem for your person, based on their likes – on a topic of your choice.
:bulletgreen: You submit the poems into the “Secret Santa 2012” folder.
:bulletgreen:DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES MENTION IN YOUR COMMENTS OR ANYWHERE WHO YOU ARE WRITING FOR. There will be a revealing at the end.
:bulletgreen: Your artist’s comments can contain that it’s for the ‘Secret Santa’ at :dev or :icon my-soul-bleeds-ink:.


:bulletred: November 30th is the revealing time.
I will either write a blog or note each participant revealing which poem is for them.


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Questions?


Note MagicalJoey and I will be happy to explain again.

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Have fun!

On another note, if anyone is serious about learning to critique literature, and then putting those skills to use, come join :iconlearn2crit-lit: where one of our admins will help you either learn new skills or polish skills you may already have.

Ciao,
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:iconnotensmsk:
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah... so the person I wrote for wrote for me... well that makes me a bit anxious over whether they like my work or not ^^;
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Writer
For some reason it worked out like that. It wasn't supposed to, but I had difficulty pairing up people based on likes/dislikes
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh i know :nod: I do see some pairs which are not writing for each other. It was not a problem at all!
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pengirl100and2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Writer
I have no points :x Sorry. But, I'd love to sign up~!
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Writer
The two are mutually exclusive - you don't have to have points to sign up - and I just received your note and have added you to the list.
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pengirl100and2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Writer
:) Thank you~!
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This looks like fun! I would love to join it :meow:
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Writer
Then do so by all means :)
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I surely will! I hope so that many people join!
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Writer
We have had good responses in previous years. My only worry is that doing it in November will interfere with NaNo.
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